Laura Galiana

Laura Galiana
University of Valencia | UV · Department of Methodology of the Behavioural Sciences

Doctor in Psychology

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September 2015 - present
University of Valencia
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  • Professor (Assistant)
April 2011 - September 2015
University of Valencia
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  • Research Associate

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Background: In nurses, self-compassion mitigates the effects of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue, and enhances empathy, compassion and well-being and quality of life. The Self-Compassion Scale is the most-used instrument. The aim of this study is to validate the Spanish version of the new developed State Self-Compassion Scale-Long (SSCS-L)....
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This study aims to empirically test how learning strategies would fit into an undergraduate entrepreneur’s profile. The design is cross-sectional with a sample of 527 Peruvian undergraduate students. A structural equation model was specified, estimated, and tested in Mplus 8.4. The model hypothesized direct effects of the different learning strateg...
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School or academic achievement is a relevant topic of study, as it is evidence of the learning achieved by the student. This study aims to explore a model explaining academic achievement while testing the mediator role of learning strategies, study habits and study attitudes. Research design was correlational. 1712 Dominican students from 12 to 20...
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Background Children with Special Education Needs and Learning Difficulties are at risk of being excluded, or bullied because of their impairments. Within the bullying literature, two variables have been shown to be key in terms of its predictions: student–teacher relationship and students’ social status among peers. Objective The aim of this resea...
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Background: Cancer incidence in the world is predicted to increase in the next decade. While progress has been in diagnosis and treatment, much still remains to be done to improve cancer pain therapy, mainly in underserved communities in low-income countries. Objective: To determine knowledge, beliefs, and barriers regarding pain management in both...
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Background: A culture of shared leadership is widespread among palliative care teams based on a commitment to valuing and including all people equally. As compassion is a core value for end-of-life care work, compassionate leadership may be the best way to lead in palliative care. Aims: The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to adapt and valid...
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This literature review aimed to determine the level of burnout, compassion fatigue, and compassion satisfaction, as well as their associated risks and protective factors, in healthcare professionals during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. We reviewed 2858 records obtained from the CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Embase, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Web...
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Self-compassion is a multifaceted construct that represents compassion turned inward and involves approaching one's failure and inadequacy with kindness. To measure these self-compassionate behaviors, the Self-Compassion Scale-Short Form (SCS-SF) is one of the most widely used and has been recurrently employed in the healthcare arena. Specifically,...
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Culture may interact with personality to facilitate or inhibit entrepreneurial behaviors. 296 undergraduates in the United States and 257 in Spain completed the Big Five Personality Inventory and the Entrepreneurial Attitudes Scale for Students (Mean age = 20.16 years; SD = 3.39). We hypothesized that across cultures, conscientiousness and openness...
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Within the growing body of research that has focused on academic success, academic motivation has gathered considerable attention. The aim of this this research is to present the first validation of the Adolescents’ Academic Motivation Scale (AAMS). Total sample was composed by 1712 students of secondary education from two districts in the Dominica...
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Introduction: Home respiratory therapies (HRT) are treatments aimed at diseases that are generally chronic and that have a significant impact on the biopsychosocial aspects of patients’ lives. No validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) and patient-reported experience measures (PREM) are available to assess the impact of these treatments...
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The large numbers of patients admitted to intensive care units due to COVID-19 has had a major impact on healthcare professionals. The incidence of mental health disorders among these professionals has increased considerably and their professional quality of life has suffered during the pandemic. This study aims to explore the impact of the provisi...
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Introduction: Nursing environment is a vast concept that traditionally has included a wide range of job characteristics and has been related to burnout and job satisfaction. For its measurement, the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PESNWI) stands out. However, shorter instruments are needed. The purpose of the study is to devel...
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Es importante que los maestros y maestras en formación lleguen a interiorizar las características básicas del trabajo científico, es decir, que la actividad científica no solamente se relaciona con leyes, principios, conceptos (dimensión conceptual)... sino que también contempla otras dimensiones esenciales como son la procedimental y la actitudina...
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Context Palliative care professionals are exposed to suffering on a daily basis. Working in such an environment frequently raises existential issues, psychological challenges, and emotional distress, that can detract from compassionate care. Identifying factors that help professionals cope with frequent exposure to issues related to mortality, such...
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Background: The adverse consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health have been widely studied in recent months. However, few studies have examined the protective psychological factors that may explain how individuals are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and its forced confinements. Objective: This study analyzes the impact of confinement...
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Introduction Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is one of the most common therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). We present a brief, patient-reported outcome measure used to assess patients’ levels of adherence with CPAP treatment. Methods A questionnaire was developed based on academic literature. We qualitatively tested a pool of 1...
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Health professionals are especially exposed to stress, with consequences on professionals' health and wellbeing. However, palliative care professionals' wellbeing has been the subject of very little research. The aim of this work is to study the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) in a sample of Spanish palliative care professionals, as well as to study...
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Nursing has been identified as a very stressful profession. Specifically in end-of-life care, nurses frequently experience stressful situations related to death and dying. This study aims to develop and validate a short scale of stress in nurses, the Brief Nursing Stress Scale. A cross-sectional survey of Spanish end-of-life care professionals was...
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Compassionate professional qualities traditionally have not received the most attention in either critical or end of life care. Constant exposure to death, time pressure and workload, inadequate coping with personal emotions, grieving, and depression urge the development of an inner curricula of competences to promote professional quality of life a...
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Objective: Patients with chronic, untreatable diseases have emotional needs that are often unaddressed by conventional care services within the healthcare systems. The situation of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is paradigmatic as there are few, if any, studies focusing on psychological interventions for these patients. This chap...
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Background: Binge drinking is an important health problem, and it has been related to binge eating and fat intake in animal models, but this relationship has not been tested in humans. The first objective of this study was to analyze whether binge eating and fat intake are related to binge drinking in a youth sample. The second objective was to an...
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Introduction The Multidimensional Weight Locus of Control Scale (MWLCS) measures a person’s beliefs regarding the locus of control or lack of locus of control over his/her body weight. Purpose We aim to evaluate the factorial structure and psychometric properties of the MWLCS with Spanish normal weight, overweight and obese samples. Methods The r...
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Learning strategies have been widely studied, and they have been related to academic achievement in several studies. Among the measurement instruments developed, the 44-item version of the Learning Strategies Scale (ACRA) is, by far, one of the most widely used questionnaires in the Spanish speaking context. This instrument has been recently shorte...
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Background Enhancing students’ critical thinking (CT) is an essential goal of higher education. Although there are many instruments to assess its cognitive dimension, this is not so in the case of dispositional thinking. Our aim is to examine the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Critical Thinking Disposition Scale (CTDS; Sosu,...
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Background This research presents a short version of the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) scale, one of the most frequently used questionnaires in the arena of applied healthcare investigation. It measures burnout (BO), compassion fatigue (CF), and compassion satisfaction (CS). Methods A 9-item version of the ProQOL was developed. In Study 1,...
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Introduction: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is one of the most common therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). We present a brief, patient-reported outcome measure used to assess patients' levels of adherence with CPAP treatment. Methods: A questionnaire was developed based on academic literature. We qualitatively tested a pool...
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Children who stutter are at risk of being excluded, rejected, or bullied at school because of their impairment. The aim of the current research is to assess the relationship between students and teachers and students’ social status in their peer group and bullying dimensions in children who stutter. A total of 536 children – 62 affected by stutteri...
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Context: The WHO recognizes the need to attend to patients' spiritual needs as being fundamental to comprehensive and high-quality end-of-life care. Spiritual needs must be attended to since the resolution of biological and psychosocial issues is insufficient to reduce patients' suffering. Associations have been found between spiritual needs and o...
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Resumen Las estrategias de aprendizaje han sido ampliamente estudiadas, y relacionadas con el éxito académico en diversos estudios. Entre las medidas desarrolladas, la versión de 44 ítems de la Escala de Estrategias de Aprendizaje (ACRA) es, de lejos, una de las más utilizadas en el contexto de habla hispana. Recientemente, este instrumento ha sido...
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The current meta-analysis aims to investigate and clarify existing research on virtual reality (VR) as a medium to elicit empathy. An exhaustive literature search (updated to February 29, 2020) enabled us to locate seven published articles, yielding a total of nine independent samples. The results reveal statistically significant positive changes i...
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Background: Dealing with suffering, grief, and death on a daily basis, together with the particular working conditions, may produce high levels of burnout in nurses, and hinder their well-being. The purpose of this research is to study the effect of self-care and self-compassion on nurses’ professional quality of life and well-being. Methods: The r...
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most disabling disorders and the one that most contributes to disability. When it occurs in older people, it is an additional burden to their potential physical and cognitive deficiencies, making MDD an important public health problem that supposes a large investment in health. There is a clear lack of...
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Objectives This study aims to offer a wider view on the role of coping strategies on elderly’s well-being by means of literature-based competitive structural equation models (SEMs).Methods857 older adults were surveyed. Measures included Ryff’s scales of Psychological Well-being and the Coping Strategies Questionnaire. Competitive SEMs were tested....
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Wellbeing is a major psychological construct in the social research tradition. The model of successful aging is one of the most well established models in the study of older people’s wellbeing. However, this model has been criticized, among other things, because it is based on the biomedical model and ignores an essential aspect of human beings, th...
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The objective of the article is to provide an initial diagnosis regarding the quality of life of Brazilian palliative caregivers. The following measurement scales were applied in a group of 161 professionals: quality of work life, coping with death, professional self-care, and self-awareness. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, compariso...
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The aim of the study was testing the differential effectiveness of two interventions to improve Majorcan primary care professionals’ quality of life: Mindful-Based Stress Reduction Training (MBSRT) and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). 50 professionals participated in the study; 81% were women. We evaluated mindfulness, empathy, self-compassio...
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Este artigo tem por objetivo oferecer um primeiro diagnóstico sobre os níveis de qualidade de vida dos trabalhadores brasileiros que prestam cuidados paliativos. Foram aplicadas escalas de medidas de qualidade de vida profissional, enfrentamento ante a morte, autocuidado profissional e autoconsciência em 161 profissionais. As análises de dados incl...
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The aim of this study was to to describe students’ perceptions on problem-based learning (PBL) when applied in a course of Psychometrics. 34 students participated in the course. Activities were conducted in groups of three students during two sessions of two hours each, and included the traditional steps in the PBL tutorial process. Participants we...
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Introduction: The Binge Eating Scale (BES) is a widely used self-report questionnaire to identify compulsive eaters. However, research on the dimensions and psychometric properties of the BES is limited. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the properties of the Spanish version of the BES. Methods: Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFAs) wer...
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The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) was designed to measure minor psychiatric morbidity by assessing normal ‘healthy’ functioning and the appearance of new, distressing symptoms. Among its versions, the 12-item is one of the most used. GHQ-12’s validity and reliability have been extensively tested in samples from different populations. In the Sp...
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Background: The detrimental effects of caregiving have been well documented. In order to compensate for the disadvantages of caring, research has also tried to identify factors associated to caregivers’ subjective well-being (SWB). Aims: We aim at presenting an integrative model of SWB. Methods and procedures: Sample consisted of 228 staff working...
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Introducción: En la literatura sobre dismorfia muscular (DM) dos variables se han mostrado clave en su predicción: la autoestima y la regulación emocional. No obstante, los estudios que consideran ambas variables son escasos. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la relación entre dichas variables y la DM, explorando distintos acercamientos teóric...
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School engagement is a construct of relevance in education and educational psychology, as it has been related to multiple educational constructs and outcomes: school drop-out, satisfaction with school, disruptive behavior, motivational climate, teacher-student relationships, or academic progress and achievement. The current research surveyed 2034 A...
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Objective To explore the variables related to the quality of work life and the self-care of nursing professionals working with high emotional demand. Method Qualitative, according to the constructivist paradigm. It combines the phenomenological-hermeneutic/interpretative method with the use of semi-structured interviews. Information was analysed w...
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Context: The coping with death competence is of great importance for palliative care professionals, who face daily exposure to death. It can keep them from suffering compassion fatigue and burnout, thus enhancing the quality of the care provided. Despite its relevance, there are only two measures of professionals' ability to cope with death. Speci...
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Context Spirituality can be seen as a fundamental condition of a person's sense of being. It is included among the fundamental objectives of palliative care work, considering that the quality of life of patients cannot be enhanced as a whole if the spiritual dimension is not addressed. Objective The objective of this systematic review is to summa...
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Objective: To explore the variables related to the quality of work life and the self-care of nursing professionals working with high emotional demand. Method: Qualitative, according to the constructivist paradigm. It combines the phenomenological-hermeneutic/interpretative method with the use of semi-structured interviews. Information was analyz...
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Resumen Introducción Un desafío importante en la sociedad actual es conseguir que las personas mayores no solo vivan más años, sino que los vivan mejor, que logren un envejecimiento exitoso. En este sentido, un constructo que se ha mostrado relevante en la literatura especializada ha sido el autocuidado, en relación con la salud física, psicológic...
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Several models have been proposed to explain the effects of mindfulness training on health and well-being, including several potential mechanisms. The goal of the present study is to empirically test a model of mindfulness mechanisms by comparing samples of meditators and non-meditators. Multi-sample path structural equation models were estimated a...
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El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar los resultados de un programa breve de entrenamiento en mindfulness sobre la atención plena, la autocompasión y la calidad de vida profesional en equipos de cuidados paliativos. Para ello se llevó a cabo un estudio preexperimental pre-post. Participaron 36 profesionales de equipos de cuidados paliativos de Mad...
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The aim of current research is to analyze the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the SF–8, overcoming previous shortcomings. A double line of analyses was used: competitive structural equations models to establish factorial validity, and Item Response theory to analyze item psychometric characteristics and information. 593 people age...
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Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an evidenced-based Mindfulness and Compassion-Based Intervention (MCBI) designed to reduce destructive, negative emotional experiences toward oneself and others and to promote skills for experiencing and expressing emotions constructively. The aim of this pilot study was to run a CEB program for professional c...
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Objetivo: validar las escalas de Bienestar Psicológico de Ryff en enfermería y relacionarlas con variables clave en calidad de vida laboral. Materiales y métodos: participaron por encuesta electrónica, autoadministrada anónima, 433 profesionales, 33,1% de ellos profesionales de enfermería (n = 123) en quienes se realizó el estudio. Además de los d...
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A medium to large pooled effect size of mindfulness interventions is found in compassion satisfaction, acting with awareness, A medium to large pooled effect size of mindfulness interventions is found in compassion satisfaction, acting with awareness,
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Resumen: El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido triple. Primero, analizar las propiedades psicométricas los instrumentos utilizados para evaluar la percepción de las Relaciones familiares, la Socialización familiar y los Valores de los adolescentes angoleños. Segundo, predecir los Valores de los adolescentes a partir de las Relaciones familiares y la...
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La movilidad en el espacio de vida se refiere al alcance del desplazamiento llevado a cabo por una persona en su entorno durante el funcionamiento de sus actividades diarias. Una movilidad reducida en la vejez conduce a pérdidas de independencia y autonomía, y consecuentemente a una peor calidad de vida. Aunque no existan evidencias sobre la relaci...